Muhumuza Michael Clyde

Muhumuza Michael Clyde - 2016 Nominee
Position: Project Officer
Organization: Deutsche stiftung Weltbevoelkerung
Coordinating health units to provider youth friendly services. Providing guidance and counselling to youth groups supported by DSW. Distributing condoms and other family planning materials. – Babimpa Moses Reuben, DSW Custodian at DSW Uganda
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

The Youth-to-Youth Initiative (Y2Y) is a cross-sectoral, integrated and holistic approach that takes into account the interrelations between Sexual Reproductive Health and Right and sustainable development. It addresses the multi-faceted needs of young people between 10 to 24 years in Uganda.
In 2015 ,18,827 young people were reached with sexual and reproductive health and rights information and services and family planning commodities. Of these 10,371 attended general youth club activities then 8,456 accessed health services family planning being one of them.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Uganda has one of the highest rates of population growth in the world, and second highest
in Africa. The proportion of women with an unmet need for contraception in Uganda is
high, especially among those who are unmarried (43%).

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your family planning efforts, and what have you done to overcome it?

Stock out of family planning commodities,to overcome it we have lobbied with partners and government agencies to increase supply of the family planning commodities in health units.

What is your (country/region/city)’s biggest challenge in family planning, and how can it be addressed?

Unintended pregnancies
Pregnancies in Uganda, more than half of them (about 1,2 million) were unintended and more
than 43% of births are unplanned. Moreover, unintended pregnancies contribute to unsafe
abortions, maternal injuries and deaths. This challenge has been addressed by empowering young people to be champions and reach fellow youth with messages on family planning and HIV in communities

What do you want to accomplish in the next 5 years?

Strengthen a network of at least 300 active and skilled youth champions supporting SRH and family
planning information and education campaigns - linked to WCD objectives and messages

Increased awareness of at least 64,000 youth and 7,000 community members of family
planning and sexual and reproductive health.
Increased capacity of communities, health workers and decision-makers to respond to
SRH needs of youth and deliver youth-friendly services

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